Notice of making - St Georges Avenue Area, South Shields


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Experimental traffic regulation order for prohibition of driving except for pedal cycles on St Georges Avenue, South Shields from its junction with Cemetery Approach.

Map of plans

Map of St Georges Area, South Shields

Legal notice

South Tyneside Council (St Georges Avenue Area, South Shields Safer Neighbbourhood) Experimental Traffic Order 2023

Notice is hereby giventhat on 8 November 2023 The Council of the Borough of South Tyneside ("the Council") made an Experimental Traffic Order under Sections 1, 2, 9, 10 and 11 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and all other enabling powers.

The effect of the Order is the prohibition of driving except for pedal cycles on St Georges Avenue, South Shields from its junction with Cemetery Approach for a distance of 1.4 metres (being the length of a planter to be erected thereon) in a north westerly direction.

A prohibition of driving except for pedal cycles restriction and its associated signage are necessary to reduce motor traffic, and in doing so, reduce air pollution, noise pollution and road collisions and for vehicular traffic to use the desired safer and more appropriate route.

Safer neighbourhoods aim to make the character of residential streets more pleasant, inclusive and safer for residents to walk and cycle.

The Order comes into operation on 20 November 2023 on an experimental basis and it will remain in force on an experimental basis, unless made permanent, for a maximum period of 18 months.

The reason for proceeding by way of an Experimental Traffic Order is to assess the effectiveness of the prohibition of driving, with a view to making it permanent if successful.

Full details are contained in the Experimental Traffic Order which, together with a map showing the lengths of roads affected and a statement of the Council's reasons for making the Experimental Traffic Order, may be inspected from Monday to Friday during normal office hours at the Town Hall at the address below. Alternatively, you can request a copy of the documentation by emailing

The Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the Experimental Traffic Order should be continued in force indefinitely.

Within a period of 6 months from 20 November 2023, any person may object to the making of such a permanent Order. Any such objection must be in writing, stating the grounds on which it is made, and be sent to the Corporate Lead, Legal & Governance FAO Kathryn Ruddy at the address below or by emailing

Any comments in support of the Experimental Traffic Order are also invited during this period again by emailing

Any person who wishes to question the validity of the Experimental Traffic Order or of any of its provisions on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Act or that any of the requirements of the Act or of any relevant regulations made thereunder has not been complied with may, within 6 weeks from 08 November 2023 when the Experimental Traffic Order was made, make an application for that purpose to the High Court.

Dated: 10 November 2023

Corporate Lead, Legal and Governance South Tyneside Council, Town Hall, Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 2RL